10,000 sick birds face uncertain future as avian hospital struggles to find qualified staff
Australia has several Cockatoos, but my favourite has to be the Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri). It’s not seen as far south as my state of Victoria, but Melbourne Zoo has a very handsome ‘Cockie’, so I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph it several times on my many zoo visits over the years. It’s found […]
via MAJOR MITCHELL’S COCKATOO (Cacatua leadbeateri) — LIVING WITH NATURE (in and around Melbourne, Australia)
This large, unmistakable, short-tailed parrot is only found in the far northern tip of tropical Queensland (Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and the Moluccas). It’s highly unusual in the parrot family for its extreme sexual dimorphism of the colours of the plumage; the male having mostly bright emerald-green feathers and the female mostly bright red and […]
via ECLECTUS PARROT (Eclectus roratus) — LIVING WITH NATURE (in and around Melbourne, Australia)
In the October edition, Morty has been called upon to provide advice to a distraught apartment dweller whose birdie companions are becoming too noisy for the neighbors. This parront is desperate for a soundproofing solution to her problem. Morty may have just the answer – but, there are a few bugs to be worked out […]
via Morty the Crank — THE ROOST
Red and Green Macaw The Red-and-Green Macaw (Ara chloropterus), is a large, mostly-red macaw of the genus Ara. This is the largest of the genus Ara, widespread in the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America. However, in common with other macaws, in recent years there has been a marked decline in its […]
via Bird’s ID – Red and Green Macaw — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101
by Sally Cripps – @sallyQCL
Some of the thousands of budgies flocking together around Richmond, as photographed by Terry Carrington
One of the most spectacular birding sights to be seen in Australia is taking place around Richmond at the moment.
The undulating, chirping group formation of budgerigars on the wing, known as a murmuration, has been caught on camera by Richmond grazier, Terry Carrington.
Terry, who lives at Patroy, 27km south of Richmond in north west Queensland, said he had lived in the area all his life but never witnessed as many budgies in a flock as what he has been seeing over the last week.
“2003 would have been the last time I saw them somewhere near as thick as this,” he said.
Read the full article and watch an amazing video that captures an estimated 20,000 budgies participating in a murmur here.
Keito is mom’s muse, she’s not necessarily happy about it all the time, but I think she likes the spotlight.
Love – and mischief – always in her eyes
Greetings to all my favorite parrot friends! Alexa is in a mood after she rolled under the couch. She blames me for her clumsiness! Good help is hard to find these days! Recently, I received an interesting letter from a parrot owner. Dear Morty, I live in a three bedroom home and have ten parrots. […]
via Morty is full of hot air – Turbo Jet (Vacuum) Air! — THE ROOST
by Sherri Moorer The welcome home screams invited me into the offices of Doctors Zack and Bubbles, ready to begin their official duties as listeners and comforters of human sorrows after a hard day at work. “What am I going to do?” I asked, as I plopped in my recliner. “The phones won’t stop ringing. […]
via The Doctors Are In — THE ROOST
Visit the It’s A Birb Thing page to see Lavender’s latest Cheeks comic strip. by Lavender
via It’s A Birb Thing — THE ROOST